Thursday, 28 April 2011

Fwd: SAGSET Conference July 2011 - Online booking open

The SAGSET Annual Conference

20th & 21st July 2011-04-11 the Enterprise Centre, Derby (part of the University of Derby)



We are writing to invite you to the SAGSET Conference - This year our theme is 'Successful simulations and technology enhanced learning'


All of the delegate packages available are on the SAGSET website –  to book online please visit -


If you are interested in running one of the sessions then please get in touch then drop us an email –  


The programme will be released shortly.


We look forward to seeing you in July,


Best Wishes,




Tara Silverman

Event Manager

01332 594606



Alternatively you will find all of this information online at


We look forward to working with you


The Conference Events Team







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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Fwd: Next SRHE Higher Education Theory Group Seminar- Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th July New College, Oxford

We are members of SRHE so get the reduced fee


SRHE Higher Education Theory Group Seminar


Higher Education as a Public Good: Critical perspectives

Monday 4 July –Tuesday 5 July 2011

New College, Oxford


The Society for Research into Higher Education Theory Group invites you to participate in a  2 day symposium examining issues underlying the concept of higher education as a public good. This is a topic much discussed in the light of recent policy developments in the UK and in many other countries. The seminar will explore its theoretical underpinnings from several disciplinary perspectives. There will be inputs from keynote speakers and participative discussions on the issues raised. The main speakers will each produce a short synopsis of their contribution for participants to consider in advance of the seminar. It is intended to prepare a book for publication based on the seminar proceedings.


Keynote Speakers:

Nick Barr; Professor of Public Economics. LSE London

Bob Cowen; Emeritus Professor of Education. IOE London

David Dill; Emeritus Professor of Public Policy. University of North Carolina

Jon Nixon; Honorary Professor. University of Sheffield

Paul Standish; Professor of Philosophy of Education. IOE London



This symposium will take place at New College Oxford and the fee of £125 (£155 for non members of SRHE) covers the cost of accommodation for one night in ensuite rooms and all meals, including dinner in the College on Monday evening. Rooms at the College are limited so delegates are advised to make an early registration to attend this symposium.

The closing date for bookings is 4 June 2011.


To attend this event please e-mail Nicola Manches  ( to reserve your place and arrange payment. Please address all enquiries about this or other SRHE events to Nicola Manches at the SRHE Offices.


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Nicola Manches

Administration Assistant


44 Bedford Row

London WC1R 4LL

020 7447 2525


David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice

The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS



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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Fwd: David Nicol Public Lecture tomorrow.

Dear Colleagues, this may be of interest to you or colleagues who know David's work on the REAP (Re-engineering Assessment Practices) and the related JISC funded PEER project.

The last in the 2010-11 series of Open Lectures in Teaching & Learning will take place at the University of Greenwich in Queen Anne Court 080 at 5pm TOMORROW, 27th April 2011. (for directions and travel information see:

Professor David Nicol will speak on:

"Feedback in HE: Misconstrued and Misaligned."

David will look at feedback practice in HE, which focuses on the quality of feedback delivery, rather than the quality of feedback construction.   He will provide a rationale for the enhancement of peer feedback opportunities and propose principles for good peer feedback practice.

David has an international profile in research on assessment and feedback, and led the REAP project - see  He is now leading the PEER project.

All students, staff and visitors are welcome to attend.   There is no need to book your place. The lecture commences at 5pm in QA080 and is about 45 minutes long, followed by a Q&A session, finishing by 6.30pm. A video recording will be made available following the lecture.

If you missed Alan Masson's recent Open Lecture, an Echo 360 podcast is available at

Kind regards

Simon Walker
National Teaching Fellow

Head of the Education Development Unit
University Of Greenwich ,
Bronte 205 ,Southwood Site
Avery Hill Campus
Avery Hill Road

Tel: +44 (0)208-331-7802/7683.; Mobile:+44 (0)7910 537886,;;  Skype:sialker; SL avatar: Hugh Snook

2011 Learning and Teaching Conferences at the University of Greenwich:

Monday 4 July: Promoting Inclusive Change: addressing equity and success for BME students in higher education
Tuesday 5 July: Redefining the Student Experience: directions for learning, teaching and assessment
Wednesday 6 July: Enhanced and Transformed: Tales from the Digital Age

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Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS.

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Mile End, London E1 4NS



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Friday, 8 April 2011

Fwd: Next HEP meeting 17th May. and also information about HEP network meeting for the rest of year.

Dear All


Next Higher Education Policy meeting is on 17th May

Please see below details.


SRHE Higher Educational Policy Network


Higher Education Funding Policy: A historical and contemporary analysis


Tuesday 17th May, 4-6.30pm at London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N7 6RP

(Room No BEL1-09 in the main Tower Building)


This seminar focuses on the very topical issue of higher education funding policy, offering an opportunity to bring a historical perspective to current policy developments and to consider the potential impacts both locally and globally. The speakers are:


Professor Claire Callender, Birkbeck College and Institute of Education, University of London.

A critical assessment of the Government's reforms of student funding - all change or no change?

This paper will examine how student financial support has changed over time and critically analyse the Government's planned reforms, locating them within a historical policy perspective.


Dr Vincent Carpentier, Institute of Education, University of London

Public-private substitution of funding and provision in higher education: national and global implications

This paper will explore the historical connections and tensions between funding, equity and quality policies in HE with a particular focus on the origins and implications of public-private funding in the global context.


Tea and coffee will be available at 4pm and the event will start at 4.15. At 6pm, there will be an opportunity to continue informal discussions of the issues raised in both papers over a glass of wine or juice.


For further details about the Higher Education Policy Network, please contact the network convenor,

Prof. Carole Leathwood, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University,


Network Events are free to SRHE members as part of their membership package.

Delegate fees for non members: £25 (students £20).                                                                                                                                  

To register for this event please contact




Also please find attached list of all Higher Education Policies network meetings for the rest of year. All this information can be found on our website


Many thanks


Nicola Manches

Administration Assistant


44 Bedford Row

London WC1R 4LL

020 7447 2525


David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice

The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS



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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Re: FW: Pedagogic Research in the Disciplines - Glasgow 12 May

On 7 April 2011 11:52, Alastair Robertson <> wrote:

From: HEA Scotland
Sent: 07 April 2011 11:39
Subject: Pedagogic Research in the Disciplines - Glasgow 12 May


Pedagogic Research in the Disciplines

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Thursday 12 May 2011

This one day workshop will be of interest to subject based academics and educational developers interested in developing ideas for future research and sharing practice between disciplines in terms of approaches and issues in this field. The event also aims to identify future areas for developmental support within different disciplines. Participants will be supported to develop pedagogic research questions and methodologies appropriate for their discipline.


The HEA  is putting out a major funding call in May for 'Teaching Development Grants'. This event therefore provides an important opportunity for colleagues in the sector to develop ideas for potential research proposals and collaborative partners.


Main Objectives:

·         To find out what pedagogic research needs to be undertaken within different disciplines, and by the end of the day, leave with a research question and understanding of the most appropriate methodology to explore the research question

·         To identify similarities and differences in issues around pedagogic research between cognate discipline areas (STEM, Arts and Humanities, Health and Professions, and Social Sciences)

·         To inform the HEA's future development of relevant services to support pedagogic research within different disciplines 



1. 09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments
2. 10:00 – 10:15 Welcome (and outline of the purpose of the day)
3. 10:15 – 11:00 Keynote (Dr Marilyn Hammick), including Q&A
4. 11:00 – 12:00 Workshops "Current issues in pedagogic research" in the following cognate groups:

·         STEM (Dr Mark Huxham, Edinburgh Napier)

·         Arts and Humanities (Prof Susan Orr, York St John)

·         Health and Professions (Dr Marilyn Hammick, Research and Education Consultant; Board Member of CAIPE)

·         Social Sciences (Dr Joyce Canaan, Birmingham City University)


5. 12:00 – 12:30 Plenary feedback - to identify areas of commonality and distinctiveness across the disciplines
6. 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
7. 13:30 – 15:00 Workshop "putting things into practice" (x 4 subject cognate groups - facilitated by morning speakers and HEA)
8. 15:00 – 16:00 Plenary feedback


There will be a £50.00 charge to attend this event.


For further information and booking:


David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice

The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS



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